The Prostatitis Foundation
 
Washington DC, Nov. 5-6, 1998
International Prostatitis Workshop
Summary and Links

The workshop, attended by prostatitis experts from USA, UK, Canada, Germany and Russia, coincided with the beginning of a multi-site cohort study of prostatitis sponsored by NIH. Attendees included NIH officials, Medical Doctors and prostatitis patients, including representatives of the Prostatitis Foundation.

The main purpose of the meeting was to get input from the particiapnts about the various theories about what causes prostatitis and what treatments are effective against prostatitis. This input will be used in about one year, when the NIH-sponsored research turns to treatment trials.

This website's coverage of the meeting is contained in several articles linked below. Comments on the structure and content of the coverage here should be directed to the webmaster. It will take a few days for all the articles to appear.Articles not yet ready will be this color.

Article Content Source
Overview Review of the entire meeting, its purpose and its effectiveness. Webmaster
List of attendees Official list of attendees with E-mail links where possible. NIH/NIDDK
Reports on Treatments Brief summary of treatment techniques for prostatitis reported by speakers Webmaster
New Definition(s) of Prostatitis The meeting arrived at a consensus on a new set of classes or categories of prostatitis, replacing the much-maligned previous categories. Includes some comments from the meeting on the new categories Webmaster
Discussion about the NIH Studies Briefing on the NIH Studies and discussion from the meeting on what will and will not be included. NIH/NIDDK
NIH Study Centers Briefing on the NIH Study and the participating clinics NIH/NIDDK
Response Questionnaire Meeting Chair Dr. Nickel will be sending out a response questionnaire, following the meeting, seeking Doctor and Patient response to treatment protocols proposed for study. This link will not go "live" until the questionnaire is received by your webmaster. Dr. Curtis Nickel
Webmaster's opinion This site's webmaster takes advantage of his position to express his personal opinion . Webmaster

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